April

April events in Edenton, North Carolina, and Chowan County.

The events are listed chronologically by the last day the event will be held. Please make sure to look at the whole list to see if an event is going on during the time you plan to visit.

 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Old North State Fishing Fest

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, the Old North State Fishing Festival now in its 3rd year will take place on Saturday , April 7th at Pembroke Marina Fishing Center. This event is coordinated by the American Legion Post 40 members and invites anyone interested in volunteering with a boat for taking wounded warriors out fishing or to help with hands-on needs throughout the planning and operation process to contact E C Toppin or Fred Morrow.

6 am until

Pembroke Marina and Fishing Center

252-482-4057

ectoppin@hotmail.com

 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Park Day

This year our site will be participating in the Civil War Trust's annual Park Day. Each year the Civil War Battlefield Trust sponsors an annual clean-up day at various Civil War, Revolutionary and War of 1812 sites. The goal is to keep our historic treasures looking clean and pristine. Volunteers may participate in a variety of activities ranging from raking and doing yard work, repairing fences, picking up trash, installing signs, or painting. For their participation, volunteers will receive a free Park Day t-shirt. Our site will also offer a free tour of the James Iredell house to our Park Day volunteers. This cleanup day is scheduled for April 7th at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to sign up email Andrew.Cole@ncdcr.gov or call 252-482-2637.

9 am

Historic Edenton State Historic Site 108 N Broad Street

252-482-2637

natalie.harrison@ncdcr.gov

 

Saturday, April 7 & 14, 2018

Annual Taverns and Trolley Beer Tour

It's North Carolina Beer Month in April and Historic Edenton State Historic Site is offering the Taverns and Trolley Tour with a special historical beer brewing demonstration included!

This year, the Taverns and Trolley Tour will leave from the Historic Sites Visitor Center, 108 N. Broad Street at 3:30pm April 7th and 14th. This brief, narrated trolley tour includes learning about the historical taverns and local highlights of Edenton before making a 15 minute stop for two NC craft beer tastings at Waterman's Grill. Back aboard the trolley for additional 15 minutes of touring, before making a second craft beer sampling stop at Edenton Bay Trading Co. The trolley will return to the Historic Sites Visitor Center around 4:45 PM. Then a historic interpreter will conduct a 15 minute demonstration of Colonial Beer Brewing at the James Iredell House Kitchen.

Once the tour is over, you're on your own to revisit your favorite watering hole for additional beer and refreshments, or you might want to make reservations at one of Edenton's fine dining establishments. Tickets are $15.00 per person and can be bought and reserved at Historic Edenton State Historic Site, 108 N. Broad Street. Contact Natalie at 252-482-2637 or e-mail Natalie.Harrison@ncdcr.gov to make reservations! Each tour is limited to 22 people. Must be 21 or older to participate. This tour is sponsored by Edenton Bay Trading Co., and Waterman's Grill, Edenton, NC.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/178011502961734/

3:30 pm

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites Visitor Center - 108 N Broad Street

$15

252-482-2637

natalie.harrison@ncdcr.gov

 

Tuesday, April 3-17, 2018

Rocky Hock Playhouse Easter Show

In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, "Our Risen Savior" will be the Easter Show.

For Schedule and Ticket Information contact rockyhockplayhouse.com

Call for Schedule

Nixon's Catering Facility 749 Virginia Rd

Call for Ticket Prices

252-482-4621

rockyhockplayhouse.com

 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Boogie on Broad with The Catalinas

As we celebrate Chowan County's 350th Anniversary you will find a Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad with dancing to The Catalinas as they celebrate their 60th anniversary of musical entertainment.

This great event is sponsored by Destination Downtown Edenton and will Celebrate NC Beer Month with including the offering of NC Craft Beers.

7::00 - 10:00 pm

South Broad Street

Free

252-333-0655

jennifer.harriss@gmail.com

www.mainstreetedenton.com

 

Friday & Saturday, April 20-21, 2018

Easels in the Gardens 2018

As we celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County, make plans to attend Easels in the Gardens with Art, Music, and Garden Party to benefit the 1758 Cupola House, a National Historic Landmark. Tours will be offered of fine gardens lush with beautiful spring blooms while noteworthy artists paint interpretations of these horticultural gems en plein air.

Garden Party on Saturday, April 21st from 5 - 7 pm in the Cupola House Gardens

Tickets are available after January 15th at the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center 252-482-7800 or online ehcnc.org

Contacts for this event are: Clara Stage 336-486-1896 cfminsey@gmail.com and Anne Ellis 252-331-9494 ellisanne@embarqmail.com

Find out more about this event ...

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cupola House Headquarters

$30 in advance/$35 days of event

336-486-1896

cfmincey@gmail.com

www.cupolahouse.org

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

8th Annual Edenton-Chowan Kiwanis 5K Race/Walk

In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, Historic Edenton with its 18th Century Historic Buildings, Tree Lined Streets and Friendly Faces becomes the footprint for this year's event. Register at RunTheEast.com prior to the event.

The day of the event, registration takes place at the Historic Edenton State Historic Site, 108 North Broad Street.

The race is the primary funder for multiple yearly $1,000 scholarships for Holmes seniors as well as literacy and character enhancement programs at Chowan Elementary and middle schools. Detailed information and on-line registration at runtheeast.com.

Discount registration for Educators and First Responders Race day registration begins at 7:30 am at the Edenton State Historic site on North Broad Street, Paul Metzger is the contact.

7:30 am registration/9 am run/walk

Historic Edenton State Historic Site

252-370-0829

ek5krd@gmail.com

www.RunTheEast.com

 

Friday, April 6,13,20,27, 2018

NCScience Tour Celebrating 350th anniversary of Chowan County

Historic Edenton State Historic Sites will host students and adults interested in learning more about science and how it has and continues to play a role in our history.

Call Historic Edenton State Historic Sites at 252-482-2637 to learn the times of the tours on the Friday's listed above.

9 am - 5 pm HESHS Open

Historic Edenton State Historic Site - 108 North Broad Street

252-482-2637

edenton@ncdcr.gov

 

Friday & Saturday, April 27-28, 2018

Rocky Hock Opry Spring Concert

In Celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, Spring Singing at its Best will take place at John A. Holmes Auditorium.

7:00 pm

John A. Holmes High School Auditorium

$10

252-333-8567

 

April 1-30, 2018

Celebrate NC Beer Month In Historic Edenton

Celebrate NC Beer Month and the 350th Anniversary of Chowan County with touring, a selection of NC Craft Beers and events that feature food and beverages special to NC.

NC Hometown Flavors come to 309 Bistro & Spirits offering a selection of NC Brews during the month of April featuring Natty Green's Southern Pale Yale from Greensboro; Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 2 pm and 5 - 9 pm; 309 South Broad Street; 252-482-0997

Edenton Bay Trading Company Courtyard will feature NC Craft Beers from Mystery Brewing, Duck Rabbit, Rail House, Lone Rider, Aviator and Weeping Radish breweries; Open Monday and Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 8 pm; Friday 10 am - 9 pm Toast to the Weekend starts at 6 pm; Sangria Saturday 10 am - 10 pm with Vinyl Night starting at 7 pm and Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm, 407 South Broad Street; 252-482-4045

Celebrating NC Beer Month and Earth Day at Waterman's Grill with a selection of beer from Mother Earth Brewing Co. in Kinston, NC in addition to their Highland Brewery Beers. Be good to your Mother! Earth Day is April 22nd! Open Monday - Saturday 4:30 pm until; 427 South Broad Street; 252-482-7733

The 51 House offers Hoppyum Draft out of Winston Salem; Open Tuesday - Thursday 4:40 - 9 pm; Friday - Saturday 4:40 - 10 pm; Sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm and 4:40 - 9 pm; 105 Wharf Landing; 252-482-2500

The Table Restaurant is busy working on some Custom Brews along with ordering up some special brews in Celebration; Open for Dinner every evening. A Sunday Jazz Brunch 11 am - 2:30 pm. Dinner Sun - Thurs 5 til 9:00 pm; Fri. and Sat. til 10 pm: 103 Albemarle Street; 252-482-3641

800-775-0111

nancy.nicholls@chowan.nc.gov

 

Thursday, April 5-30, 2018

"Creations from the Cashie"

In celebration of Chowan County's 350th Anniversary, our talented artists in Bertie County will exhibit their artwork throughout the month in the CAC Gallery.

Stay Tuned for the time and exact date of the Opening Reception.

11 am - 4 pm daily

Chowan Arts Council Gallery

252-482-8005

cacedenton@gmail.com

chowanarts.com

 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cupola House Speakers' Series

Bill Ahearn will address prints, print making, and give us insights on what to look for when purchasing a print. bill is active in print media, fine arts photography, creative writing, historical exhibits, and woodcraft. The title of his presentation is "Prints and the Pauper". Attendees are asked to bring a magnifier and a $5 bill. This will be part of Bill's instruction on what to look for in a print and the components of a print.

5 - 5:30 pm Reception/6 pm Speaker

Shepard-Pruden Library 2nd Floor

Free for Cupola House Members - $10 for non-members

252-4824112

smw@jhu.edu

 

Friday & Saturday, April 12-13, 2019

Historic Edenton Pilgrimage Tour of Homes and Countryside

Private homes and plantations along with five public buildings which are each more than 100 years old open to tour. Many special features include carriage rides, and history reenactments

Mark your calendar - stay tuned for more info

For more info and photos of past tours, go to the Edenton Pilgrimage website.

10am-4pm

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

252-482-7800

info@ehcnc.org

edentonpilgrimage.org